Explosion Triggered Near New US Navy Aircraft Carrier During Shock Trials Registered as 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake

Explosion Triggered Near New US Navy Aircraft Carrier During Shock Trials Registered as 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake

The U.S. Navy triggered an explosion near its new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, off the U.S. East Coast on Friday during shock trials, and the big blast registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, USNI News reported, citing U.S. Geological Survey data.

The U.S. government agency recorded the activity as an “experimental explosion” about 100 miles off the coast of Florida, where a Navy spokesperson confirmed to Insider the Ford is undergoing shock trials.